Salina, KS

Now: 32 °

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 48 ° | Lo: 25 °

Painting of Kansas Muslim Teen to Hang in US Capitol

KSAL StaffMay 18, 2017

A portrait of a Muslim teenager from Kansas painted by a schoolmate will soon be hung in the U.S. Capitol.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins of Topeka visited Washburn Rural High School on Monday to present a certificate to the artist, 18-year-old Claire Fallon.

The Kansas congresswoman says Fallon’s oil painting is the only one from a Kansas artist that will be hung in the Capitol as part of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Each representative picks a submission from a high school student in their congressional district.

Fallon says the painting, “Red, White and Blue,” is a tribute to her friend and classmate, 18-year-old Noor Kyasa. Kyasa is a Muslim-American and was wearing a red, white and blue outfit the day she modeled for the portrait.

Fallon and her parents will visit the Capitol in June with the other contest winners.]

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Changes Coming For Kansas License Buyers

December 2, 2017 10:15 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Grandson of KSU Football ...
January 18, 2018Comments
Earl Bane Foundation Supp...
January 17, 2018Comments
VIDEO: Bob Dole Honored W...
January 17, 2018Comments
Fake $100 for Gum
January 17, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018